About TOW

The Theology of Work (TOW) Grant Program was established in 2006 by the Mustard Seed Foundation and is administered by the Bakke Graduate University (BGU). Grants are available to seminaries, colleges and bible schools, both nationally and internationally, to create and offer accredited (formal) theology of work educational programs for future pastors that will enable them to effectively steward the callings and vocations of their congregants who are working in the marketplace and other non-church centered environments. Grants are also available for organizations, such as pastor and church networks, to create and offer continuing education (non-formal) programs in the theology of work for practicing pastors. We encourage grant recipients (both formal and non-formal) to use their classes to engage and empower selected church leaders who work in the business world as well. Read more about our purpose here, and be sure to visit our partners below:

It is our goal that our churches will recognize that the callings of people in the workplace is equally important to those ministers who are called to serve them. Further, it is our goal that our pastors and church leaders will learn to empower ordinary people to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday, and to remove the barrier between what has been defined as “spiritual” and “secular.”